Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer
Pursuing Justice for Trucking Accident Victims
Chicago Area Personal Injury Lawyer Eugene K. Hollander
Thousands of commercial tractor-trailers travel through Cook County and the greater Chicagoland area every day. When one of those cross-country haulers tangles with a passenger car, the aftermath is often devastating injury or death. Through prompt investigation and aggressive representation, the Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander works to help your family recover maximum compensation for a trucking accident.
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If your loved one was injured or killed in a big rig crash, our prompt investigation can preserve critical evidence. When indicated, we immediately retain professional investigators, accident reconstructionists, traffic safety experts, and truck crash liability specialists to photograph the crash site, debrief witnesses, analyze the skid marks and debris, and pinpoint the cause. From freeway crashes on I-90 or I-94 to intersection collisions throughout the greater Chicago area, we handle every type of truck accident.
Trial attorney Gene Hollander has the knowledge and experience to extract a comprehensive settlement or take your case to a jury. He is a veteran of more than 100 trials and has secured substantial recoveries in all types of personal injury accidents.
Establishing Liability in a Big Rig Crash
A 40-ton semi truck is difficult to maneuver and hard to stop in the best circumstances, let alone in an emergency situation. Even the most alert car driver is at the mercy of the trucker's actions and the roadworthiness of a tractor trailer. We apply our knowledge of the trucking industry and federal regulations to establish the negligence that led to the truck crash. Some common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck driver error — Fatigue, driving too fast for the conditions, traffic violations, misjudging distances, crossing the center line, improper lane change, or pulling out in the path of other motorists
- Vehicle condition — Worn brakes or tires, burnt out lights, overweight or unbalanced loads
- Trucking company negligence — pressure to speed and/or drive without mandated rest, inadequate training, negligent hiring of truckers with bad records
- Road conditions — roadway hazards, obscured stop signs, construction detours
- Other drivers — third-party negligence that caused or contributed to the trucking accident
After a truck wreck, the Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander works quickly to obtain driver logbooks, inspection and maintenance records, "black box" recorder data, and other crucial evidence to support your claim.
Helping You Heal and Fund Your Recovery
Trucking accidents often cause catastrophic injuries requiring months or years of recovery. We fully support our clients during this devastating time. We work to ensure you get medical treatment and access to benefits as you rehabilitate. We consult with physicians, economists, vocational rehab counselors, and life-care planners to gauge the extent of injuries, prognosis for recovery, and the associated costs.
We present a total package for future medical treatment, lost future earnings, and special care needs, as well as damages for pain and suffering, permanent injury, and reduced quality of life. To convince a jury or insurance company negotiator, we invest in resources such as computer simulations of the crash or powerful day-in-the-life videos illustrating the profound personal impact.
Start the Investigation • Call Immediately at (312) 425-9100
The sooner you call the Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander, the sooner we can begin to build a case for damages in your trucking accident. Contact us for a free consultation — we can meet you at our downtown Chicago office or come to your hospital or home.